Launched in 2007, upgraded in 2010 and for 2013, the Mazda Cx9 2015 Review is still one of the couple three-row crossovers we actually find interesting to push.
Although too old to reflect the Mazda’s newest Skyactiv strategy, the CX-9 is milder than many opponents and enjoys the benefit of a stiff structure. It is also larger inside than you would imagine from taking a look in its raked windshield and carlike shape.
Earnings fell to just beneath 18,500 units this past year. The 2011 summit of over 34,000 was anomalous–in many years, roughly 25,000 buyers have discovered the CX-9’s mixture of utility and lively mojo just perfect.
What Is New: A new discretionary Recreational Accessory package (including roof rails and crossbars, a cargo net, and stainless-steel back bumper trim) seemed our 2015 test car, an all-wheel-drive version of the upper, Grand Touring spec.
The new package is $650, but has discounted fee if you receive the 2435 GT Tech package, which provides touchscreen navigation, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, and a power sunroof.
It also takes a receiver hitch ($425), and this wasn’t discovered on our test car, possibly because it might have pushed the price around $40,000. The CX-9 stays as it has because our 2013 track evaluation, once the styling has been revised to substitute the “grin” confront from 2010 using the hottest Kodo layout speech.
What We Like: From the numbers, the Mazda Cx9 2015 Review is an aggressive actor, but it is actually the subjective elements of steering feel, handling response, brake texture, and an overall awareness of agility which set it aside. The automatic shifts crisply and also the gauge-cluster screen always tells you what equipment is engaged, even when you’re not utilizing manual mode. The back doors open wide for simple entry into the sliding second-row chairs and the kid-sized next row.
What We Don’t Like: The 5.8-inch touchscreen appears small by contemporary standards, and also the in-cabin and security technology supplies were a half-step supporting in 2013. The inside of this top notch model stays handsome, but the design reflects its era. The 20-inch wheels around the Grand Touring version impede ride relaxation without significantly enhancing functionality.